Chronic neck pain shouldn’t be ignored. To get a fast, accurate diagnosis of your neck pain, experienced pain management specialist Amol Soin, MD, offers on-site testing at Ohio Pain Clinic in Centerville, Ohio. Dr. Soin creates custom treatments to quickly ease persistent neck pain and address its underlying cause. He offers physical therapy recommendations, non-narcotic medications, and minimally invasive surgeries to provide you with long-lasting pain relief. Schedule an evaluation for chronic neck pain today by calling Ohio Pain Clinic or by requesting an appointment online now.
Your neck, or cervical spine, is made up of vertebrae that support the weight of your head and give you range of motion to move it around in a variety of ways. When any of the bones, muscles, or ligaments are damaged by injury or disease, you can experience persistent neck discomfort or chronic neck pain.
Some of the most common causes of neck pain include:
You may also experience chronic neck pain from direct trauma to your neck, such as from a fall, car accident, or an injury during sports participation.
If your neck pain isn’t getting better with at-home rest or over-the-counter medications, you should schedule an evaluation at Ohio Pain Clinic as soon as possible.
To better understand the root cause of your neck pain, Dr. Soin performs a physical exam to evaluate your range of motion and the areas of tenderness and pain in your neck.
To confirm your diagnosis or rule out underlying medical conditions, Dr. Soin may request imaging tests, like a CT scan or X-rays. These tests give him a closer look at the structure of your neck to identify nerve compression, fractures, or damaged discs.
Dr. Soin focuses on a more holistic approach to pain management, treating underlying causes instead of just immediately prescribing narcotics. When over-the-counter pain relievers and anti-inflammatories aren’t enough to ease your neck pain, Dr. Soin may recommend physical therapy to increase the flexibility of your neck and keep the muscles that support it strong.
For some people, immobilizing the neck for a period of time with a medical collar allows the muscles that support your neck time to rest.
You may also benefit from injections of anesthetic and anti-inflammatory medications directly into the joint to relieve inflammation and pain. Dr. Soin can also prescribe non-narcotic medications to keep you comfortable and improve the range of motion in your neck.
Surgery may be an option if you have severe pain due to a herniated cervical disc or spinal stenosis, a condition that causes your cervical spine to narrow and press on surrounding nerves.
If you need a diagnostic evaluation of chronic neck pain, schedule an appointment at Ohio Pain Clinic today using the online booking feature or by calling the office.